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New Testament, Psalm and Proverbs

This plan covers the entire New Testament, all the Psalms and Proverbs in a entire year. You’ll mostly read 1 chapter from the New Testament and 3 Psalms at a time.

Oh, the joys of those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or stand around with sinners, or join in with mockers.

But they delight in the law of the Lord, meditating on it day and night.

Psalm 1:1-2

Read Scripture

This plan takes you through the entire bible in one year. The scriptures are divided up into sixteen “chapters” and organized in semi-chronological order. You’ll read two or three chapters a day, and sometimes skim through larger portions that contain genealogies, census information, etc. Find out more about this reading plan, including video overviews of book of the Bible and key themes by visiting jointhebibleproject.com

Read Scripture Year Plan

People do not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.

Matthew 4:4

How To Read The Bible

As you read the Bible each day use the following to help you engage with God’s Word and apply, think and pray over it. Think of it as the S.O.A.P method.

  • Scripture: Write out one or two verses that specifically speak to you.
  • Observation: Make a note of what you observe in the text.
  • Application: Write out how God’s Word applies to your life.
  • Prayer: Write out a prayer of response to what God has said to you.

If you want to go deeper, consider using the COMA method.

  • Context: What writing is this? What has happened before? What will happen after? Who is it written to? Why? Geographic, cultural or social cluse?
  • Observation: Any major section? What is the main point or points? What are the key and repeated words? What surprises are there? Any themes developed?
  • Meaning: How does this text relate to other parts of the book? How does this passage relate to Jesus? What does this teach us about God? How can you sum up the meaning of this passage in your own words?
  • Application: How does this passage challenge or confirm my understanding of God? Is there some attitude I need to change? How does God empower me to do this? What does this say about me and my sin and God’s glory? It can be something to go and do, a new attitude to develop, an old one to break or simply a wow moment of understanding the bigness and greatness of God.

You can also use this sheet for help with how to apply the COMA method to different books of the Bible.

NT, Psalm & Proverbs Yeah Plan  Read Scripture Year Plan

Additional Resources

If you want to dig deeper and know more about the Bible and how to read it consider reading the following. The church library has copies of all these books if you’d like to borrow them. Please speak with Trevor Brooks.

  • One to One Bible Reading, by David Helm
  • How to Read the Bible for All it’s Worth, by Gordon D. Fee and Douglas Stuart
  • How to Read the Bible Book by Book, by Gordon D. Fee and Douglas Stuart
  • Word for you Today by Vision. Online daily devotion. Free books available in the church foyer.